Frankland’s Giving Tree

As you enter the lobby for the December concert tomorrow, you may notice a tree, sitting bare.  Bring in a gift card for Walmart, No Frills or movie passes in denominations of $25 or less and drop it in the school office, then place a bough on our Giving Tree.  Your gift card will bring comfort and enjoyment to the families who are still displaced from the Parliament St. fire last August.GivingTree_small.jpgIn August of this year and six-alarm fire occurred at the residential tower at 650 Parliament St., forcing 1500 people from their homes. At Rose Avenue Public School, there are 74 families still affected by this fire. These families have lost everything in the fire.The school is doing what they can to help these families – feeding them breakfast, lunch and dinner, extending daycare hours, the community centre is trying to stay open to offer accommodations. Most will not be able to return to their homes for quite a while still, some for as long as a year. These families are in need of food and clothing now and as they start to move back home. 

Thank you.

December Concert this Thursday!

This Thursday, December 13th, is the Gr.1-6 Concert at 1 pm and at 7 pm.  Please let Mr. Roedding know if your child is unable to attend the evening concert as it may affect what instrument they will play.

Also a reminder to dress your kids in Grades 1-6 in white shirts and black bottoms! If you are in need of a white shirt, post an ISO on the Frankland Swap or Shop!

Show running time is 75 minutes.

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Council Meeting – Wednesday 7 pm

A reminder that our next council meeting is this week.  Wednesday, December 5th at 7pm in the Staff Room – Childcare will be available. 

Principal’s Report

Olga Ellis

Frankland Wear Update

Dara Speigel

Lunch Program Update

Ali Popp/Natasha Sekdorian

Community Liaison Update

Ally Lumsden/Mark Bayfield

Fundraising – Direct Donation & Rose Ave

Henna Agha

Equity Update

Sharon Schmidt/Leisa Odlum

Ward Council Update

Next Meeting: Jan 17 Fundraising 101

Frankland School

Hannah Arthurs

Greening Committee Update

Alorani von Hahn/Asha Hodura

Other Business

26th Annual Riverdale Share Concert – This Sunday December 2nd!

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A concert benefiting organizations in the neighbourhood that support families in need. 

Tickets are $25 at The Big Carrot and Treasure Island

A new block of tickets has just been released for sale today at these  two locations.

Much cheaper than the online version at Ticketmaster – get them before they are gone!

Check out the show line-up at www.riverdaleshare.com

Winter Lunch Programs 2019

If your child is in grade 1-6 and is interested in participating, please carefully read everything below and complete the registration form by November 30 2018.

 INFORMATION:  

– programs run from January 7 2019 (first week back after the holidays) to March 8 2019 (the Friday before March break)

– each child is eligible to participate in 2 lunch programs

– registration is via google form only this year, no paper copies are available in the office

– spots will be confirmed by December 7 2018

– do not submit payment for paid programs before your child’s spot is confirmed 

– we will accept cash or cheque, we will confirm amount and who to make cheque payable to in the confirmation e-mail

 

REGISTRATION:

– review the overall schedule of everything going on in the school at this time, lunch programs are in red font

– lunch programs are listed by day, activity and eligible grade levels – please double check grade levels!

– complete one form per child by November 30 2018

– make sure you provide your child’s 1st and 2nd choice, as well as their alternate choice

– wait until your child’s spot is confirmed before submitting payment for paid programs

 

QUESTIONS:  please contact Ali or Natasha at franklandlunchprograms@gmail.com

Buy Nothing Day

With the holiday season approaching, consumerism can cause unnecessary stress. It can be helpful to take a step back and think about what pushes us to spend money on things we don’t truly need. Buy Nothing Day, which takes place on the last Friday of November is a good time to reflect on alternatives to our consumer culture and an opportunity to get creative.

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Friday, November 23rd, is Buy Nothing Day. Our school is participating in a textile waste reduction challenge this year called Fashion Impacts Challenge. We have chosen this day to ‘kick start’ our campaign.

The challenge today is to:

  • Leave your money at home
  • Use what you already have
  • Avoid making small purchases – they add up quick!
  • Abstain from making any purchases this day. Avoid going to stores (brick & mortar or online)
  • Exchange unused stuff (find a clothing swap near you)
  • Reduce waste and make a positive environmental impact

Talk to your family about Buy Nothing Day and how we can extend the practice to our everyday lives by consuming less and producing less waste with our shopping habits.​